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Tourism Policy 2014

Tourism emerged as the largest global industry of the 20th century and is projected to grow even faster in the 21stcentury. Manipur has immense possibilities of growth in the tourism sector with vast cultural and religious heritage, varied natural attractions, but a comparatively small role in the national tourism scene. Manipur Tourism Policy, 2014 which envisages new initiatives towards making tourism the catalyst in employment generation, environmental re-generation, development of remote areas and development of women and other disadvantaged groups in the State, besides promoting social integration is, therefore, vital to the State's economy.


Information Technology Policy 2015

In the last few decades, IT/ITeS industry has emerged globally as a key propellant of growthand is a large industry employing millions of people across the continents. Today, in a short span oftime, Information Technology has become an integral part of strategic and operational functions in almost all industries and governance.


Draft Industrial and Investment Policy 2017


Nestled in North-East corner of India, Manipur is a state of India that straddles the Trans-Asian Highways and is literally the gateway of India to South-East Asia. It has a total area of 22,327 Sq. Km out of which one-tenth is a fertile and green valley located in the middle of the State, while the remaining ninth-tenth constitutes the hills surrounding the valley (Imphal).

Manipur came under the British rule after the First Anglo Manipuri war of 1891. After India became independent on August 15, 1947; the Manipur Constitution Act, 1947 established a democratic form of Government with the Maharaja as the Executive Head and a legislature constituted by election on adult franchise. This legislative assembly functioned till it was dissolved on the integration of the state with the Dominion of India in October, 1949. Manipur achieved full statehood on January 21, 1972.




The Manipur Pony is one of the five recognised equine breeds of India which is very important and critical for the State as well as the country as national gene pool. The Manipuri pony has been indispensible with Manipuri society for its socio-cultural association for centuries. Its antecedents, however, are not clear, as one source stated Tibetan ponies as it ancestors while another source stated its origin to be a cross between Mongolian wild horse & Arabian. However, all agreed that it was derived from ancient stock. In some manuscripts, it is referred to as Mangal-sa or Mongolian animal. In Manipuri mythology, the Manipuri pony was regarded to have descended from “Samadon Ayangba” the winged steed of Lord Margjing, one of the guardian deities of Manipur.